Meaning and Origin of: Zacharias

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God remembers; renowned by God

Family name origins & meanings

  • German, Greek, English, etc. : from the New Testament Greek Biblical personal name Zacharias, Aramaic and Hebrew Zecharya, composed of the elements zechar ‘to remember’ + ya ‘God’. This name was borne by a Biblical prophet and in the New Testament by the father of John the Baptist, for which reason it achieved a modest popularity among Gentiles during the Middle Ages.